All That Moves Skiing World

All That Moves Skiing World

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November to March each year the Big Skiing Circus is on the move. Station wagons, minivans, full size vans and, top of the chain, full size, custom built tractor-trailers - all busy carrying skiers and their equipment from one European venue to the next. Some vehicles are standard, but many are custom built and, as the current ski fashion dictates, are covered with photos of the team's top skiers. Here they are, massive element of success ( or failure) in each ski team and skier's career [caption id="attachment_7363" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Team Sverige truck is among the biggest[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7366" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] ...but not as big as a massive, two-level Norwegian one[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7370" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] THE biggest vehicle in cross country skiing, however, is travelling headquarters of the Visma Ski…
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ISPO 2018: What We Saw, Noticed and Liked

ISPO 2018: What We Saw, Noticed and Liked

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ISPO is huge. No photo or even video could convey ginormous size of the exhibition spread over 16 cavernous halls. It also would not let you forget for a second that industrial heart of the world these days is beating in China. And in India. And in Bangladesh. And Pakistan. [caption id="attachment_6585" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Marwe had its people dressed in real cool looking vests with multiple pockets. Production perspectives uncertain as Asian manufacturers are only willing to produce in volume [/caption] Since cross country skiing is a niche sport, alas, Asian manufacturers who think in terms of volume, are not yet big in this sector. The things, however, are slowly changing – several Chinese producers had their products on display, mostly entry-level ski boots and rollerskis. ISPO is fundametally different…
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Globulonero Brings Its Own Skis To Market

Globulonero Brings Its Own Skis To Market

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Is there anybody on this planet who skies yet have not heard about Nones Sport in Castello di Fiemme? Seriously, where else you ( that is, if you're lucky) would be greeted by an Olympic champion? Because Nones Sport is a brainchild of Italy's first ever winner of the Games in cross country skiing, Franco Nones. [caption id="attachment_6342" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Signore Franco Nones, Olympic champion of 1968 & founder of Nones Sport [/caption] But it's not just Franco's imposing presence that makes it special. Nones is known for knowledge, wide range of products on stock – as well as impressive multitude of languages its specialists speak. Several years ago Nones & his family made a foray into rollerskiing, developing & putting out on the market several models of which B1/CS1,…
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Team US Joins Fancy Ski Wax Truck Club – We Look At The Most Expensive Piece Of Equipment In XC Skiing

Team US Joins Fancy Ski Wax Truck Club – We Look At The Most Expensive Piece Of Equipment In XC Skiing

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Team US joined the top ski league last month when it got possession of its brand-new wax truck Cross country skiing at the top level is a technical sport. Your chances of winning seriously go south if you don't have one of those tech-wonders. Dedicated ski wax truck is a relatively new development: in 2008 then-Sweden coach and one of the all-time greats, Gunde Swan had unveiled the world's very first semi-trailer, custom built for ski waxing. The machine was a cooperation between Svan, Scania the truck maker and the Swedish specialty builder Specialkarosser AB otherwise known as SKAB. The “wax truck” fashion since have taken the skiing world by storm. Scania and SKAB retain the lead – most of the ski trucks are built by them, including all (…
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Choosing Best Smartphone For XC Skier

Choosing Best Smartphone For XC Skier

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Have you geared yourself up for the upcoming winter? No, we are not talking about new skis, poles or waxes. It's about mobile phones. If you go out without having your phone on you – then you're brave. It also likely means that you've been born some time before this century arrived as no young man or woman these days can part with their phones for longer than five minutes when awale. Seriuosly, we do hope you carry a mobile phone on you every time you go skiing - safety first, as they say. Then convinience. Of course, you could get away with having any phone – and some swear it worked for them in years. But do you really want to risk having your device suddenly giving up miles…
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